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FDP Forum / The Chop Shop / You Know that Chord in the Break on JB's "In a Cold Sweat"?

5Strats
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Dec 2nd, 2014 07:03 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I've known the chord used on the break of James Brown's "In a Cold Sweat" for ages.

However, I recently discovered that it's a super cool rockabilly chord. I think Setzer uses it a lot.

LHW

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Dec 2nd, 2014 08:21 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

That's not that "funny" chord that Hendrix and Harrison used to play, is it? :)

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Dec 2nd, 2014 08:21 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

You got me curious- what is it?

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Dec 2nd, 2014 09:39 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

LHW - No, but it's somewhat similar to the "Hendrix chord."

I mostly play by ear and have no idea what actual chord shape I'm referring to, sorry. (:oD

I think this chord is used in SRV's "Lenny" too (albeit in a different key than the JB song).

Achase4u

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Dec 2nd, 2014 02:18 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Hmmm. I would like to explore this. I don't know that tune.

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Dec 2nd, 2014 10:14 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

What frets on what strings? Still curious. Thanks!

Te 52

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Dec 2nd, 2014 10:19 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Yes, how about giving us a min:sec time when said chord appears in the linked recording?

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Achase4u

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Dec 2nd, 2014 11:00 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I'd be curious as well. Some of those chords have zero sustain and I was like "man I'll never figure those out" haha

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Dec 3rd, 2014 04:47 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Is it a 9th?
This is rockabilly!


Example, in E (from high E):

12
9
11
12



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(This message was last edited by Cal Webway at 08:16 AM, Dec 3rd, 2014)

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Dec 3rd, 2014 06:52 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

It is used in "Lenny" too, I checked last night while playing guitar.

Cal - That may be it. Darn my lack of edumacation in music! (:oD

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Jan 14th, 2015 06:26 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Well there's two sections to the song. For the first section, the guitar player plays a D7. For the second section the guitar player takes a couple of stabs at a C chord then does a slide from a G9 down to an F9.

The G9 chord would be 5th string 10th fret, 4th string 9th fret, 3,2,1 strings 10th fret. The F9 two frets lower.

Does this sound familiar?

Some of the jazzier blues players, like T-Bone Walker use 9th chords all over the place.

rvw

Tyrone Shuz

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Jan 14th, 2015 06:45 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Winkle is right except don't play the high E, you want that 9th on top (the A note on the B string)

x
10
10
9
10
x

from treble to bass

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Jan 18th, 2015 08:37 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Cold Sweat may be one of the greatest records of all time. Pee Wee Ellis's horn charts are staggeringly funky.

We now return to your regularly scheduled thread ;)

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